Louvre Abu Dhabi is bringing the Middle East’s biggest impressionist exhibition to the capital

The arts museum is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Louvre Abu Dhabi is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and to mark the occasion the world-famous arts museum is bringing the most comprehensive impressionist exhibition ever seen in the region.

Aesthetes and art lovers will be able to cast their eyes on more than 100 paintings, 40 drawings and prints, 20 photographs and five dresses from the epoch, as well as a contemporary video installation at the Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity exhibition.

Running from 12 October 2022 to 5 February 2023, the exhibition will explore the new world emerging between the mid-1850s and the end of the 19th century, highlighting the extraordinary creativity of artists in their response to these profound economic and social changing times.

Highlights of the exhibition include a selection of artworks from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection including two paintings by Edouard Manet; The Bohemian, 1861-1862, and Still Life with Bag and Garlic, 1861-1862, Alfred Sisley’s The Road to Verrières, 1872, and Gustave Caillebotte’s The Bezique Game, 1881.



Speaking on the announcement Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said, “Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity represents a defining milestone for Louvre Abu Dhabi as we prepare to celebrate our fifth anniversary this November and continue to underscore an unwavering commitment to creating world-class exhibits that offer direct access to global art history.

“Bringing this 19th century avant-garde showcase to Abu Dhabi is a cultural and aesthetical feat, an opportunity for the entire region to discover this movement far from its Parisian birthplace.”


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